Emergency Orthodontic CareAn Overview
In the event of an orthodontic dental emergency contact (410) 919-9234.
Patients who are wearing braces may face unique dental emergencies. In the event of an orthodontic dental emergency, remain calm and contact our Timonium, MD orthodontist office as soon as you can. If necessary, our team will make every effort to schedule you the same day to address your orthodontic emergency.
Common orthodontic emergencies include:
- Broken wires or brackets: while not an emergency requiring immediate treatment, these should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid prolonging treatment or further damage to your braces.
- Wires or appliances that are poking the gums or teeth: if a wire or bracket is out of place and protruding it should be fixed as soon as possible to reduce irritation in the mouth.
- Pain or discomfort in the mouth: although a check up where braces were tightened may result in mild discomfort, localized or lingering pain should be reported and addressed.